Uruguay Gold Mine Resource Estimate Revised Sharply Higher

[soliloquy id=”21075″] The northern Uruguay Department of Rivera attracted British miners a full century ago and Spanish mineros 250 years ago. Now a South American producer and explorer is writing the next chapter in Uruguay mining history, and the outlook is brillante based on revised resource estimates. This month Orosur Mining (OMI.TO) announced an upward revision for the San Gregorio deposit thanks to exploration activities …

Global Fashion Brands Targeting South America, Still Avoiding Argentina

[soliloquy id=”21042″] Four years removed from the mass exodus of Polo Ralph Lauren, Louis Vuitton and Escada from the streets of Recoleta, global fashion brands are once again targeting major South American metros with the notable exception of BA. “Foreign Clothing Brands Keep Avoiding Argentina” is the headline of Alfredo Sainz’s excellent piece in La Nacion charting the retail resurgence in neighboring countries and the extended fashion …

Chevron Confirms “Impressive Progress” Of Vaca Muerta Shale Oil Production

[soliloquy id=”21029″] The Vaca Muerta shale formation in Argentina’s Neuquen Basin continues to generate positive results and press releases for Chevron Corporation. Chevron Reaffirms Investment & Highlights Results is the headline of an article in today’s Diariamente Neuquen which says the California-based company’s Loma Campana well has doubled hydrocarbon output since January 2014. The Chevron press release touted the “impressive progress” …

Montevideo Residential Real Estate Prices Post Modest Gains

[soliloquy id=”21011″] Two months after housing data confirmed the first significant increase in Montevideo average real estate prices in over two years, another study suggests MVD prices are maybe firming up, albeit slightly, across the Uruguay capital. Montevideo Real Estate Prices Rise 6% In 10 Months is the headline of this week’s El Observador analysis of average residential prices in eighteen …

Buenos Aires Taxi Drivers, Industry Divided Over Mobile Apps

[soliloquy id=”20969″] Buenos Aires residents and visitors are the beneficiaries of a new wave of technology designed to make calling a taxi easier, faster and more transparent. And while many Buenos Aires taxi drivers have been early adopters of mobile apps, the industry they work for is not exactly giving new technology un abrazo grande. The Complicated Relationship Between Buenos Aires …